Critter Chatter

The Police Are Handing Out Sheep

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A week ago, there was a knock at my door…at 8AM.  Police officers. “Ma’am, do you own a white goat?” “Yes.” “Is it missing?  There’s one jumping around on Poplar.”  (That’s our main drag through town.) Nope.  Goats don’t ROAM like a dog that gets loose.  And, they stay in pairs.  So, I was pretty […]

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Egg-Eater Blues

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About a week or two ago, the daily egg count began to take a dive. I might collect five or six eggs one day, next to none the next day. A couple of days I literally collected no eggs. Some days several, some days one or two. I found a couple of half eaten eggs […]

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Chickens in the Snow

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I took advantage of the snow day here to sleep in. When I finally peered out of the window around 9 o’clock, I noticed there were no chickens pecking around the chicken run. We’ve had snow before, several times in fact, and the chickens didn’t seem to mind terribly so I became a little concerned. […]

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Still Worth It DIY: Herbs and Animals

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  Of all the low hassle animals in the world, chickens are the top.  They eat the leftovers.  They make eggs.  No food is wasted in our house, ever.  My kids are free to never clean their plate, because we have chickens. Also, still worth it, mini-goats.  No, we don’t milk them, but they’re so […]

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Black Swallowtail

Critter Chatter

I’ve been wondering for some time whether or not the single clump of bronze fennel I grow in my garden has been earning its keep. I don’t really cook with it, and it has grown so large, stretching over six feet tall and several feet wide, at one end of the asparagus bed.  Was it […]

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